Period
to 16 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for AWS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWS over the 6 months to 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 24
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 +14
Contract jobs citing AWS 657 807 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.26% 11.47% 7.70%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.00% 42.21% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 688 469
City of London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £425 £425
90th Percentile £696 £675 £669
Central London median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £52.00 - £24.49
10th Percentile £26.70 - £23.11
90th Percentile £97.10 - £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £52.00 £35.00 £24.49
% change year-on-year +48.57% +42.94% -

AWS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,991 1,912 1,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 34.12% 27.17% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,564 1,576 1,025
City of London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £344 £313
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £520 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -0.95% +5.00% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 21
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% -45.86%
10th Percentile £18.66 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £31.90 £23.75 £25.86
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.75
% change year-on-year +12.30% -5.32% -43.57%

AWS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing AWS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWS in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for AWS in the City of London

AWS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge -5 19 £575 - 1
Moorgate -7 14 £500 -9.09%
AWS
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing AWS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for AWS.

1 238 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
1 238 (36.23%) DevOps
2 220 (33.49%) Python
3 216 (32.88%) Azure
4 193 (29.38%) Java
5 192 (29.22%) Docker
6 190 (28.92%) Kubernetes
7 167 (25.42%) Microservices
8 153 (23.29%) GCP
9 121 (18.42%) Terraform
10 120 (18.26%) Linux
10 120 (18.26%) Finance
11 115 (17.50%) SQL
12 113 (17.20%) JavaScript
12 113 (17.20%) TDD
13 100 (15.22%) Google
14 97 (14.76%) Jenkins
15 93 (14.16%) Serverless
16 87 (13.24%) AWS Lambda
17 85 (12.94%) Ansible
18 78 (11.87%) Node.js
18 78 (11.87%) Scrum
19 75 (11.42%) Software Engineering
20 72 (10.96%) Kafka
21 69 (10.50%) Git (software)
22 68 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
22 68 (10.35%) Web Services
23 67 (10.20%) Migration
24 64 (9.74%) PostgreSQL
24 64 (9.74%) Apache Spark

AWS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 64 (9.74%) Apache Spark
2 39 (5.94%) Confluence
3 36 (5.48%) Elasticsearch
4 19 (2.89%) Apache
5 13 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 11 (1.67%) Apache Airflow
6 11 (1.67%) JBoss
7 9 (1.37%) Jetty
8 8 (1.22%) nginx
8 8 (1.22%) OpenStack
8 8 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.91%) Jupyter
10 6 (0.91%) SAS
11 5 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.76%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.46%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.30%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.46%) InDesign
3 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.46%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.30%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) FINCAD Analytics
Cloud Services
1 216 (32.88%) Azure
2 153 (23.29%) GCP
3 93 (14.16%) Serverless
4 87 (13.24%) AWS Lambda
5 61 (9.28%) Amazon S3
6 53 (8.07%) Amazon EC2
7 39 (5.94%) GitHub
8 35 (5.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (4.57%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (3.81%) Amazon SQS
11 23 (3.50%) Office 365
11 23 (3.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 20 (3.04%) Route 53
13 19 (2.89%) Amazon Kinesis
14 17 (2.59%) SaaS
15 16 (2.44%) Amazon EMR
16 15 (2.28%) Amazon ECS
17 13 (1.98%) PaaS
18 12 (1.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 11 (1.67%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.96%) Firewall
2 21 (3.20%) VPN
3 15 (2.28%) DNS
3 15 (2.28%) Internet
4 13 (1.98%) WAN
5 12 (1.83%) LAN
5 12 (1.83%) Network Security
6 10 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.07%) Wireless
8 5 (0.76%) DHCP
8 5 (0.76%) HTTP
8 5 (0.76%) SMTP
8 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.61%) NetScaler
9 4 (0.61%) VLAN
10 3 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.46%) FTP
10 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.46%) IPsec
10 3 (0.46%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.74%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (9.28%) Big Data
3 55 (8.37%) Hadoop
4 51 (7.76%) MongoDB
5 50 (7.61%) MySQL
6 47 (7.15%) NoSQL
7 37 (5.63%) SQL Server
8 32 (4.87%) Amazon Redshift
9 30 (4.57%) Relational Database
10 27 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
11 25 (3.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 23 (3.50%) BigQuery
13 22 (3.35%) Apache Hive
14 17 (2.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 17 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (1.98%) Neo4j
15 13 (1.98%) Redis
16 11 (1.67%) Data Lake
17 10 (1.52%) Amazon Athena
Development Applications
1 97 (14.76%) Jenkins
2 69 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 56 (8.52%) JIRA
4 24 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 24 (3.65%) CircleCI
5 18 (2.74%) webpack
6 15 (2.28%) Selenium
7 13 (1.98%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (1.98%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.52%) GitLab
8 10 (1.52%) Mocha
8 10 (1.52%) Travis CI
9 9 (1.37%) Babel
9 9 (1.37%) gulp
9 9 (1.37%) Maven
10 7 (1.07%) Gatling
10 7 (1.07%) Gradle
10 7 (1.07%) Grunt
10 7 (1.07%) SonarQube
General
1 120 (18.26%) Finance
2 51 (7.76%) Banking
3 15 (2.28%) Law
4 14 (2.13%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.98%) Retail
6 10 (1.52%) Publishing
7 9 (1.37%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.22%) Marketing
9 5 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.61%) Advertising
10 4 (0.61%) Front Office
10 4 (0.61%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) Legal
11 2 (0.30%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 197 (29.98%) Developer
2 117 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (11.57%) Architect
4 71 (10.81%) AWS Engineer
5 65 (9.89%) Java Developer
6 57 (8.68%) Data Engineer
7 55 (8.37%) AWS DevOps
8 46 (7.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 39 (5.94%) Python Developer
10 35 (5.33%) AWS Developer
10 35 (5.33%) Senior Developer
11 32 (4.87%) Python Engineer
12 29 (4.41%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 24 (3.65%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (3.35%) AWS Architect
15 21 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
16 20 (3.04%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (3.04%) Software Engineer
17 19 (2.89%) React Developer
17 19 (2.89%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.87%) Node.js
2 72 (10.96%) Kafka
3 68 (10.35%) Web Services
4 58 (8.83%) Spring
5 57 (8.68%) React
6 48 (7.31%) AngularJS
6 48 (7.31%) REST
7 47 (7.15%) Spring Boot
8 44 (6.70%) .NET
9 42 (6.39%) RESTful
10 38 (5.78%) CSS
11 34 (5.18%) HTML
12 26 (3.96%) JSON
13 19 (2.89%) Redux
14 18 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (2.59%) Vue.js
16 16 (2.44%) Flask
17 14 (2.13%) Django
18 13 (1.98%) Express
18 13 (1.98%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.70%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 23 (3.50%) Algorithms
4 20 (3.04%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.89%) Cloud Native
6 18 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.44%) Data Structures
8 13 (1.98%) User Experience
9 9 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.37%) PKI
10 8 (1.22%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
13 4 (0.61%) Replication
14 3 (0.46%) Blackberry
14 3 (0.46%) Derivative
14 3 (0.46%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 120 (18.26%) Linux
2 38 (5.78%) Windows
3 31 (4.72%) Unix
4 15 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.67%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.52%) Android
7 7 (1.07%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.91%) Debian
9 5 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.61%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.61%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.46%) CentOS
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
13 1 (0.15%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 238 (36.23%) Agile Software Development
1 238 (36.23%) DevOps
2 167 (25.42%) Microservices
3 113 (17.20%) TDD
4 78 (11.87%) Scrum
5 75 (11.42%) Software Engineering
6 68 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
7 67 (10.20%) Migration
8 54 (8.22%) BDD
9 53 (8.07%) Open Source
10 52 (7.91%) Test Automation
11 48 (7.31%) Configuration Management
12 47 (7.15%) Analytics
12 47 (7.15%) Infrastructure as Code
13 44 (6.70%) Continuous Delivery
14 42 (6.39%) Pair Programming
15 41 (6.24%) Data Science
15 41 (6.24%) ETL
15 41 (6.24%) Machine Learning
16 40 (6.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 220 (33.49%) Python
2 193 (29.38%) Java
3 115 (17.50%) SQL
4 113 (17.20%) JavaScript
5 52 (7.91%) Go
5 52 (7.91%) Scala
6 49 (7.46%) Ruby
7 48 (7.31%) C#
8 39 (5.94%) Bash Shell
9 29 (4.41%) Java 8
10 28 (4.26%) PowerShell
11 27 (4.11%) ES6
12 23 (3.50%) TypeScript
13 20 (3.04%) Perl
14 18 (2.74%) PHP
15 12 (1.83%) C++
15 12 (1.83%) R
16 11 (1.67%) Apex Code
17 7 (1.07%) Groovy
17 7 (1.07%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 31 (4.72%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.81%) Degree
4 24 (3.65%) AWS Certification
5 9 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 9 (1.37%) RHCE
6 7 (1.07%) CISSP
7 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.61%) Master's Degree
7 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.46%) OSCP
8 3 (0.46%) PhD
8 3 (0.46%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.30%) CCIE
9 2 (0.30%) CREST Certified
9 2 (0.30%) ISEB
9 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.30%) MCP
9 2 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.89%) QA
2 8 (1.22%) NIST
3 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) GDPR
4 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.46%) SLA
6 2 (0.30%) NCSC
6 2 (0.30%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 192 (29.22%) Docker
2 23 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (0.61%) HDFS
4 4 (0.61%) Varnish
4 4 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.15%) vSphere
7 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 190 (28.92%) Kubernetes
2 121 (18.42%) Terraform
3 85 (12.94%) Ansible
4 54 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (7.91%) Puppet
6 13 (1.98%) Prometheus
7 11 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (1.67%) Grafana
8 10 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.37%) SCCM
9 9 (1.37%) Suricata
10 8 (1.22%) Kibana
11 7 (1.07%) Cobbler
11 7 (1.07%) Graphite
11 7 (1.07%) Packer
12 6 (0.91%) Istio
12 6 (0.91%) Rancher
13 4 (0.61%) Marathon
13 4 (0.61%) Mesos
13 4 (0.61%) Salt
Vendors
1 100 (15.22%) Google
2 42 (6.39%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.81%) Splunk
4 19 (2.89%) Red Hat
5 18 (2.74%) Cisco
5 18 (2.74%) VMware
6 16 (2.44%) Oracle
6 16 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 14 (2.13%) New Relic
8 11 (1.67%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.52%) Palo Alto
9 10 (1.52%) Qualys
10 9 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.37%) Cloudera
11 8 (1.22%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.22%) Tableau
12 7 (1.07%) Adobe
12 7 (1.07%) Citrix
12 7 (1.07%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.91%) Sybase